I owe my doctor a phone call. Not my rheumatologist - but my opthamologist. And I'm embarrassed to say that I don't have a current issue to discuss. Rather, I need to follow up from some tests I had in, ahem, October.
That's right - I totally dropped the ball in finding out the results from those eye exams I had last fall. You can read about the details here, along with my issues with plaquenil in the past, but the bottom line is this - I need to pick up the phone and ask the doctor to fill me in on the results.
I'm assuming (and you know how that usually turns out) that the results are completely normal, that no flags were raised, and that's why no one has called me from either my opthamologist's office, nor from the specialized eye doctor who did the ERG.
But I shall assume no longer. Expect an update within the week regarding my eyes, plaquenil, and those awkward tests I had done. And while you're waiting, if there's any phone call YOU should be making right now - to follow up on tests results, mention a nagging symptom that you know isn't normal, or ask someone for a referral or an appointment - do it now. I'll race you to the finish!
(And just to be clear - if any of you are "assuming" that those health to-do's I mentioned above are just going to work themselves out - think again. We're the ones in charge of following up with our doctors. And anyway, you're wasting time. I'm already dialing...)